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*Prices of Dutch- $35


 *These are the older working standards, they are no longer in effect or current with ARBA.

Working Standard for The Harlequin Dutch

By Jill Pfaff

              HARLEQUIN- The color to be banded or barred pattern of black and orange,

(definitions, a band is considered an unbroken circle of marking color, a bar is a semi-circle of marking color, running vertically on a side). The cheeks to be equally divided, one side black, the other orange. One ear is to be black, the other orange (one solid color from tip to base). The black ear is to be on the orange side of the face and the orange ear is to be on the black side of the face. The pattern over the back and belly may be banded, barred or a combination of both without preference. Clean lines are to be stressed, with alternating black and orange color. The ideal body pattern to consist of at least 4 or more alternations of bands and/or bars on each side, beginning at the saddle and undercut. The hind legs and feet to continue alternation of black and orange to the white stop markings. The top and underside of tail to show alternation of orange and black.

Eyes-Dark Brown.

Ears--Incomplete demarcation, ears the same color, ears, which fail to alternate with cheek, color pattern. Body excessive brindling of pattern, lacking distinct bars or bands. Poor balance of sides due to plain unmarked side.

Disqualification--An absence of two colors (black and orange) on each section: the head and ears, the body, the belly, the feet and legs and the tail.

Note: The body type of the Harlequin Dutch should be consistent with the current Standard of Perfection. All markings and general disqualifications


Working Standard For The Gold Dutch

By Kevin Hooper

Gold- The surface color of the body is to be a bright orange on the head, the back, to and including the top of the tail. The color will fade to a lighter orange of the sides. Color is to extend well down the hair shaft to an off-white undercolor. The surface color of the belly and inside of the hind legs, is to be cream with a white undercolor. Orange lap spots are permitted. The underside of the tail and around the vent is to be white to the skin. The eye circles are to be creamy white. Creamy white ear lacing is permissible.

Faults- Smutty color showing black or chocolate ticking or ear lacing.